A frequently discussed question among bodybuilders and people on steroids is whether you can keep your gains once you are off gear. Unfortunately, or not, the answer of NattyOrNot.com is:
No, you can’t keep your gains after a steroid cycle once you stop using.
Why are anabolic steroids so effective at making people big?
Anabolic steroids, technically known as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are drugs that are structurally related to the cyclic steroid ring system and have similar effects to the hormone testosterone in the body. They increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles.
The reason people get so abnormally big on steroids is that even a small cycle increases the testosterone levels significantly. This literally means that the ability of the body to build muscle mass has also multiplied. In essence, the user becomes a super human compared to the mortals doing it naturally. During a successful cycle, it’s not uncommon to gain 15 lbs or more of actual muscle mass. Of course, even on steroids, the gains slow down at some point.
Reaching Your Genetic Potential
While the Satanists in the world want you to believe that you can be God, the truth is that you can’t. In one of his popular ‘motivational’ interviews, the actor Will Smith said that 2 + 2 will equal whatever he wants it to equal. This reveals Satanic ideology and belief that man is as powerful as God and is the equivalent of saying that you are going to beat gravity or live 200 years. It’s unnatural and it’s not going to happen.
The same principle of mortality and limitations applies to building muscle. There are two limits in the world of muscle fiber construction – your natural limit and your steroid limit.
This is how life works. Sorry, but work and ego sickness are not going to fix that for you. You can choose to ignore your limits, but that would be as effective as ignoring the existence of gravity or the need to sleep. Tell us how it goes for you.
So, what happens when you go off steroids?
Person A starts taking steroids after reaching his natural genetic potential. He does a few cycles and gains 40 lbs of muscle. Let’s say that the individual’s maximum genetic potential was something like 170 – 180 lbs and thanks to the steroids he was able to reach the magic 220 lbs.
Once that person goes completely off drugs, he will fall down to 170 – 180 lbs at his previous condition and body fat levels. However, it’s not that simple. The period between 220 lbs and 170 -180 lbs will be a nightmare. When you stop taking steroids, your mood will be destroyed. Your testosterone levels will be extremely low and it will take a lot of time for them recover somewhat. If you have spent too how much time on drugs, your balls may never recover completely. The damage to the endocrine system has been done.
Person B starts taking steroids before actually reaching his genetic potential. Let’s say that the individual in question has a 170lbs maximum genetic potential, but starts taking steroids at 150 lbs and reaches 200 lbs. Once that individual stops using the drugs, he is going to go back down to 150 – 160 lbs. Some of the muscle can be kept because the individual in question has a higher genetic potential. However, most likely person B will also fall back down to the starting point.
Simple. In our case, there are 3 factors contributing to growth – steroids, training, nutrition. Once you remove anabolic steroids from the equation, the other two will have to compensate. That’s impossible. If could support your steroid gains by just training more and eating better, you would need to take steroid in the first place. Training and eating have never been capable of producing drug-like results. When you don’t have the required hormones in your system to support your new muscle mass, all your gains will evaporate over time. Nutrition and training can only do so much.
Here’s an even simpler explanation:
Tommy works two jobs. His day job as a clerk earns him USD 1000. Since he needs more money, he also works as a gigolo at night and gets paid USD 6000 a month. One day Tommy gets tired of satisfying sexually deprived ladies and quits. His income will drop to USD 1000 and eventually this will have a reflection on his lifestyle. Regardless of how hard he works at his clerk job, he is never going to reach his income as a gigolo.
Can’t I just keep some of the gains? I promise I’ll be a very good boy.
No, you can’t. Sorry. You can’t keep any gains that came solely from steroids. You can only keep the gains that you were going to have with or without steroids. For more information watch the video below from Bios 3 RAW TV where he explains what happens once you go off.
No matter what they tell you, you can’t keep your steroid gains. There are many people who claim that it’s possible, but they are basically liars, idiots or steroid sellers. Sooner or later it will hit you hard. It happens to everybody – even the pros. Below is a typical bodybuilding detransformation that illustrates what happens once you quit.
At the end of the day, we always pay the price for our actions. We can lie only to ourselves and other people, but never to God and nature. We are nothing but little scripts running on a big computer. We don’t choose the programming language, nor the source code.